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Canadiens seek to bounce back vs. Maple Leafs

Montreal (8-1-2) at Toronto (5-5-4) 7:00 p.m. EST

TORONTO (Ticker) -- After a rare loss, the Montreal Canadiens

look to get back in the win column Saturday when they take on

the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Montreal had captured three straight one-goal victories, but

came off a five-day break and fell to Columbus in a shootout

Friday.

Columbus used a pair of goals in less than a minute during the

third period to take the lead, but needed the shootout to earn

the win after Sergei Kostitsyn's goal with under a minute to

play in regulation tied it, 3-3.

Alex Tanguay scored his team-leading seventh goal while Jaroslav

Halak took the loss in net after posting victories in his two

previous decisions.

Toronto is winless (0-2-1) over its last three games, thanks

mostly to a porous defense that has allowed 16 goals during the

streak.

Curtis Joseph allowed five goals in his last start Sunday and

Vesa Toskala surrendered nine goals over the last two games,

after winning four of his previous five appearances.

Montreal roughed up Toronto, 6-1, on October 11 to start a

stretch of eight wins in nine games, catapulting it toward the

top of the Eastern Conference standings.

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